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The Companion!

 

Hi there!

 

It was Saturday evening, and she had already
started feeling restless, and so stressed to the point
of experiencing anxiety.

In a few hours she was going to meet him for the
first time;   and although she was so nervous, at
the same time she was feeling very excited to meet
that attractive man.

She double checked that everything was perfect on
her, and decided to start early enough because she did
not want to arrive feeling breathless.

She was mostly concerned whether the date would
go well or poorly;   but she managed to keep herself
under control at the end.

Arriving at the meeting place though, she was already
having jittery feelings and various sensations in her
body;   entering the café she noticed her palms were
extremely sweaty.

She ordered a drink, tried to think positively and
relax as much as possible.
The fun was starting now ……

 

Rocky Shore

 

Power Source

 

Eu ( meaning good in Greek ) stress is extremely
important for a healthy life.
This is a positive type of stress, either psychological,
like falling in love, or physical, like exercising.

You usually feel this good stress when you are
excited about something new happening in your life.
You perceive it as a positive challenge, and it keeps
you feeling vibrant, energetic and lively.

Consequently, to feel this way, you need to choose
only whatever makes you feel good, pleasant,
satisfied, joyful and happy in general.
At the same time, you do need to eliminate everything
else that has the opposite results.

However, although this good stress is greatly beneficial
to your health, you must make certain that you do
do not experience excessive amounts of it;
because it is still accumulative stress with consequences.

In order to keep all stress in your life under control,
you must change your perception towards it.
You should feel challenged by the situation and not
threatened by it in any way.

 

Pink Plant

 

Manna From Heaven

 

Stress offers a good amount of benefits, as follows:

a)     Motivation

It encourages you to work harder to accomplish
your various tasks, to fulfil your duties and obligations,
and to reach your goals.

b)     Resiliency

It assists in your building up resistance to all future
stressful situations, and helps you adjust better to any
different 
conditions in your life.

c)     Mental Performance

It generates new nerve cells in the brain;
therefore, you perform much more efficiently
in all aspects of your life.

d)     Physical Body Function

It supports the body’s antioxidant and immune
operations.
It restores any cellular damage.

 

The most vital task for you is to keep your stress
under control, so that it does not become harmful.
In order to get all the health benefits, your stress
should be in short bursts  —  not for long periods
or chronic.

 

Rocks and Blue Sea

 

Primum Mobile

 

It is very important to get enough good stress in
your life to keep you motivated and full of spark.
Here are some ways to achieve this:

1)     Develop hobbies to provide you with meaning,
fun and pleasure like;
Photography, Painting, Studying and Writing.

2)     Set goals to feel pleased, satisfied and happy like;
Removing clutter from your home, Organising your time and
Looking after yourself  ( diet, exercise, sleep ).

3)     Develop relationships, maintain your sense of
humour and have fun.

4)     Embrace all situations that cause short term
stress like;
Going on a first date, Attending a celebration, Giving
a speech, Riding a roller coaster.

5)     Train your brain to view stress positively, and
find ways to use it to your advantage.

6)     Attach a purpose to a stressful situation in order
to see its benefits and handle it properly and efficiently.

 

Remember that brief episodes of stress, with time of
recovery in between, are extremely beneficial to
your health.

Make stress your friend, and accept it as part of your
life’s journey.

 

 

 

 

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Panacea!

 

Hi there!

 

Panacea was the goddess of all remedies.
In Greek mythology, she was the daughter of
Asclepius, the god of medicine, and Epione,
the goddess of soothing pain.

Panacea was always carrying a magical potion
with her, with which she used to cure all the sick.
She also had four sisters and four bothers, all
relating to health and medicine.

 

Dancing Girls

 

Philosopher’s Stone

 

Listening to music is one of the most important
things for me.
I have a favourite radio station, which I switch on
the moment I wake up every morning, and keep it on
until the moment I sleep at night;  
with quiet intervals only when I am out of the house.

Although I listen to all kinds of music, because each
has something different to offer, at this stage of my
life, I mostly prefer the popular and dancing kinds.

Music makes me feel more positive, better satisfied
and really pleased.
It gives me energy and uplifts my spirits.
I have cried repeatedly listening to a favourite piece.
I can never imagine my life without music.

Music is an extremely powerful tool, and a huge part
of our lives from the earliest times in human history.
All cultures since ancient times used music in their
rituals and ceremonies.

According to research, experiencing exciting music
releases pleasure chemicals in the brain similar to
eating your favourite foods or having intercourse.

 

Mini Stereo

 

The Good Things

 

Music is so powerful that it can influence your thoughts,
emotions, feelings as well as behaviours and attitudes.
Some of its most profound and potent physical and
psychological effects
are as follows:

a)     It reduces stress and anxiety similar to getting
a massage.

b)     It enhances endurance and assists during all kinds
of exercise.

c)     It reduces depression and elevates mood.

d)     It helps people have better quality of sleep .

e)     It stengthens learning and remembering information.

f)     It relaxes muscle tension all over the body. 

g)     It keeps the ageing brain healthy and youthful.

h)     It increases visual and verbal intelligence.

i)     It exhibits similar effects to meditation.

j)     It is a motivation and endurance enhancer.

k)     It improves concentration and focus.

l)     It helps managing and reducing pain overall.

m)    It aids memory, intelligence and performance.

n)     It helps speed up recovery from illness.

o)     It helps people eat less and lose weight.

p)     It improves blood vessel functioning and health.

q)     It improves visual and verbal skills.

r)     It improves the immune system’s functioning.

 

Radio

 

Lucky Break

 

Music has the ability to influence our brain waves,
our heart rate and breathing, as well as our total
state of mind.

It can make you feel happy and contented, sad and
pessimistic, excited, energised, confident and hopeful
as well as invigorated.

Listen to music in your every day life as follows:

1)      In the morning, as soon as you wake up switch on
your radio to your favourite station, and start your day
feeling awesome.

2)     In your car driving to work or shops, play your
preferred music to relieve stress and tension, and take
your mind off the traffic.

3)     During working hours, play some background music
to make you feel more creative and productive.

4)    In your kitchen cooking your meals, listen to your
favoured tracks to make the whole experience much
more enjoyable.

5)     When having lunch and dinner, put soft music on to
make you feel more relaxed and improve the atmosphere.
Not only you will eat less but you will also digest your
foods better.

6)     During the day when cleaning your house, listen to
your chosen music to feel more energetic and enjoy
your chores to a greater extent.

7)     At night when in bed, play your music to help you
drift off to sleep nicely and pleasantly.

 

Music is always a very individual preference, relating
to your influences and experiences in life.

So play only the kind of music that makes you pesonally
feel good and satisfied, no matter what the trends are.

 

 

 

Ain Zarba!

 

Hi there!

 

It was last summer when Ula had the most
exciting and inspiring holiday of her life.
She now remembers ……..

I was so thrilled about my upcoming trip.

I kept on imagining and planning in great
detail my three-week stay in that wonderful
hideaway.

I packed my suitcase very carefully making
certain I wouldn’t forget anything.
But there was still one thing that was worrying
me  —  actually, I was terrified of flying.

I wished I would be able to close my eyes and
be in my wonderful island.
I was absolutely afraid I could suffer a horrible
panic
attack while flying.

At that moment I remember, I called my friend
Tino to discuss my fears and get his advice.
Carry a bottle of lavender essential oil in your
handbag.   As soon as you start feeling anxious
and panicky, uncap the lavender, hold it under
your nose and breathe deeply until you feel calm ,
he suggested smiling.

Immediately I felt safe, and confident I could now fly.
I must admit, that time I did enjoy my best holiday ever.
Since then, many people have asked me how I did it,
and wanted
to know my secret.

I advise them exactly that;
always carry a bottle
of lavender with you.
Never fly without it ” ………. 

 

Lavender

 

Drop Joint

 

Essential oils were used by old civilisations 
in ancient Egypt, China and India, as well as in
ancient Greece and Rome.
They were used mainly for their physical and
psychological healing results, their purifying effects,
and additionally for 
hygienic purposes.
They have been used in medicine, for consumption
and in aromatherapy.

Essential oils are the antioxidant concentrates of 
flowers, leaves, wood, peels, seeds, roots and bark
of the plants and trees they come from.

Each oil has its own active ingredients, which
determines its use.

Our daily quality of life relies greatly on the health
of our brain;    and according to research there is
a good number of essential oils that can help us
maintain a healthy mind.

To enjoy the powerful aroma and the benefits of
the essential oils, use the following methods:

1)     You can burn them in a diffuser.
2)     You can rub a few drops in your hands and inhale.
3)     You can massage them on the soles of your feet.
4)     You can rub on your temples and forehead.
5)     You can massage a few drops behind your ears.
6)     You can massage into your body skin blended.
7)     You can add them to your bath water.
8)     You can add them to your drinks and foods.

 

Selection of Herbs

 

Hiding Place

 

 The following four pure essential oils are very
important to achieve optimal brain health:

 

a)     Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia or Officinalis)

A sweet floral oil possessing calming and sedative
qualities;     it can
    Relieve nervous tension, anxiety and depression
    Help greatly with mental fatigue
*     Promote relaxation and peaceful sleep

 

b)     Lemon (Citrus Limon)

It comes from the lemon rind, and it is a very fresh
aromatic oil possessing uplifting 
and energising qualities;
it can

*     Calm the mind
    Reduce stress
    Promote clarity and concentration

 

c)     Peppermint (Mentha Piperita)

A cool and crisp fragrant oil possessing revitalising
and stimulating qualities;    it can
    Support memory and focus
*     Enhance alertness
    Relieve tension headaches
    Boost energy

 

d)     Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis)

A very refreshing oil possessing invigorating
and stimulating qualities;    it can
*     Improve memory
*     Enhance mental focus
    Improve cognitive performance
    Increase brain-waive activities

 

When you buy essential oils ensure that they
are the highest quality, and one hundred
percent pure.

Always read the instructions on the bottle
for the use of the specific oil.

Always make certain you are not allergic or
extra sensitive to the specific oil before you
start using it extensively.

This is the only way you will be able to enjoy
their therapeutic benefits.

 

De Materia Medica

By Pedanius Dioscorides  c.40 – c.90 AD

Volume I : Aromatics

 

 

Monsoon!

 

Aloha!

 

Summer…!   the most exciting and breathtaking
season of the year;

warm weather, clear skies, sunny and longer days,
walks on the beach, relaxing outdoors, dressing
in light clothing and shorts…… it has it all.

But for many people summer is a season of
irritation and discomfort because of the hot
temperatures.

Although summertime is connected with birth
and life, it can be extremely hot and humid.
As a consequence, a great number of people
suffer with breathing problems, tiredness,
profuse sweating and dehydration.

 

Glittery Sea

 

Adam’s Ale

 

Being outdoors during the summer months,
at any age    but especially the younger and
the older    either exercising, on holiday or
working, places people at a serious risk of
dehydration;   even if they are used to the heat.

The human body is almost 75% water;
and the human blood is almost 80% water.
Consequently, it is vital to restore whatever
is lost on a daily basis.

Water is removing waste, maintains blood
circulation
as well as body temperature.
Note that when we say water here, we do mean
any
non-caffeinated and non-alcoholic fluids.
Obviously, individual needs vary greatly depending
on many external and internal factors.

According to guidelines, an average person
engaging in moderate activity needs an intake
of fluids daily,
Females     2      litres
Males         2.5   litres
from beverages and foods combined.
Certainly, special circumstances will have higher needs.

 

Boats

 

Hydration Status

 

There is a number of mild signs that your body is
dehydrated, as follows:

1)     Feeling very Thirsty.
2)     Dark Coloured Urine, which should be very pale yellow,
as well as quantity and frequency.
3)     Manifestation of Allergies due to the increase
of histamine levels.
4)     Acid Reflux.
5)     Constipation.
6)     Emotional imbalances.
7)     Stress due to the increase of the stress hormones.
8)     Mental Imbalances.
9)     Dizziness.
10)   Dry Mouth, Tongue and Lips.
11)   Headaches.
12)   Weakness and Tiredness.
13)   Nausea.

There is also a number of severe signs that your
body is dehydrated, as follows:

1)     Diarrhea for more than 24 hours.
2)     Fast Heart Rate.
3)     Dry Mucus Membranes.
4)     Absence of Urination.
5)     Hollowed Eyes.
6)     Disorientation and Confusion.
7)     Blood or Bloody Stools.
8)     Difficulty Swallowing.
9)     Kidney Stones.

 

Beach

 

Smoking Gun

 

Here are some easy ways to prevent dehydration
during the summer months:

a)     Drink enough liquids during the whole day,
to include natural water, herbal teas, milk substitutes
like rice, oat, coconut, and coconut water.

b)     Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits with
your meals.

c)     Eat cold soups and natural plain yogurt.

d)     Make your own natural drink by mixing well,
a tablespoon lemon juice plus a pinch of sea salt plus
a tablespoon of thyme honey in a glass of water
in room temperature.

e)     Avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks and energy
drinks.

f)     Wear light-coloured and loose-fitting clothes
to keep your body cool.

By staying hydrated you will feel healthier physically
and emotionally, more energetic and active, and you
will be able to focus much better on your tasks.

Have a nice and enjoyable summer.

 

 

 

Jelly – Belly !

 

Hi there!

 

Cat and Chez met at their gym this afternoon, since
they were both taking the six o’clock aerobics class.
They warmed up in the jogging machines for a
while, then entered the room waiting for their
trainer to start the class.

It was an extremely enjoyable routine for fifty
uninterrupted minutes, after which they went
next door to the cafe for a drink and a chat.

I’m still very concerned about this bulge in my
abdomen;    I’ve already limited my calories, and
as you know,  I’m exercising every day.
But to no avail  —  it still persists ,
Cat said feeling distressed.

I don’t feel good in my body or in my clothes;
and I don’t know what to wear, especially in the
summer, to cover up this growth in front of me
she continued almost in tears.

I know exactly what you mean;   it’s very difficult
to lose belly fat  —  I’ve been fighting against this 
upsetting problem myself for many years now
Chez replied in a sad tone.

 

Fat Flower

 

Hot Potato

 

Lower body fat is a considerable worry for most
women.
Everybody wants to feel comfortable, attractive
and relaxed in their clothes.
Unfortunately, this abdominal fat is really stubborn,
and it will still stay there even if you diet and
exercise regularly.

This dangerous fat is connected with a number of
health problems, and it really is worse than just
being generally overweight.
So you do need to take all necessary steps to regulate
it and keep it under control.

Obviously it is not easy to eliminate this fat, so you must
be very willing, absolutely determined and completely
persistent to undertake solid permanent lifestyle changes.

A small amount of belly fat is good for you to protect
your lower internal organs.
But if it becomes a lot it is not healthy any more.

Apart from being overweight in general due to 
over-eating and muscle loss, the most common causes
of stubborn abdominal fat are the following:

 

Red Flower

 

a)     Adrenal Imbalance

When you are constantly stressed your adrenal glands 
keep on releasing excess cortisol and adrenaline,
causing serious hormonal imbalances in your body.
As a consequence, it starts accumulating surplus of 
fat in the abdominal area.

The Answer

Manage your stress levels by avoiding or minimising
all stressors in your life.
Also use meditation, deep breathing, herbs and nature
walks 
to reduce your cortisol levels.

b)     Oestrogen dominance

Excess oestrogen in your body encourages storage
of fat in the abdominal area.
Accumulation of this female hormone is encouraged
by eating conventionally raised meats and their
products as well as fish.
Also there is another contribution by the
environmental 
toxins and poisons.

The Answer

The only thing you can do to avoid oestrogen
overload is to avoid all the above mentioned
harmful items in your everyday life.

c)     Menopause

During the climacteric years the female hormones
fluctuate a lot, and as a result the body stores
fat in the abdomen to balance these changes.

The answer

Manage your menopause status by reading detailed
advice in my earlier post Vicissitude!.

d)     Insulin Resistance

If you follow an unhealthy diet , eventually your
body will be unable to respond properly to insulin
production.
The final result will be that the excess blood sugar
will be converted to fat and stored in your
abdominal area.

The answer

Eliminate all processed carbohydrates from your 
diet, and eat only pure whole foods.
Also eat healthy fats, vegetables, fruits, organic
meats and wild sea foods.

 

Fat White Flower

 

Cause Celebre

 

Here are some more tools for you to help you 
lose some abdominal fat:

1)     Exercise to build and maintain muscle tissue.
Adopt the simplest of the exercises, which is Walking.
Walk every day at a moderate pace for thirty ( 30 )
minutes.
Keep on moving and standing the rest of day.

2)     Sleep for seven ( 7 ) hours every night, including
weekends.
This will keep you relaxed and burn fat in the body.

3)     Boost and support your gastrointestinal microbiota
to help you digest and absorb your foods better.
Eat fibrous foods and take a high quality probiotic
supplement, every other day.

Believe in yourself.

 

 

Vicissitude!

 

Hi there!

 

Lee was a professional woman, married but
childless, in her early forties.

For the last six months she had been experiencing
a number of unusual symptoms, which kept
her from sleeping during the night.

Suddenly I start feeling so hot that I really need
to cool down;   so I get up in the middle of the night
and have a refreshing shower , she said one day.

After considerable thinking, she decided to visit her
gyn and discuss with him
her many annoying problems.
It was then that she learnt she was entering an
early
menopause.

I don’t mind entering this new stage, and I really
don’t care about losing my fertility.
The only thing I want is to do whatever it takes
to feel good and keep my self image intact ,
she thought.

Some years later and now approaching fifty, Lee
met her friends once again, who asked her about
her latest experiences.

I must admit that this is a very lengthy rough
journey;   so I advise you to be understanding
and patient.
Also I believe you need to discuss your feelings
with your spouse to avoid any misunderstandings.
Likewise, I suggest you take good care of yourself
in order to be able to enjoy this new stage of
your life .
She told them feeling pleased with herself.

 

Hat Lady

 

Pathway To Potentiality

 

Menopause is not a disease but a natural part
of the ageing process.
It is an unavoidable fact of life, and all females
will go through it eventually.
It usually occurs between the ages of forty ( 40 )
and sixty one ( 61 ).

As females age, their store of eggs is depleted,
and less estrogen is produced by the individual.
Consequently, the whole body starts behaving
very differently than before.

This whole process happens very gradually
over many years.
So here we have the four ( 4 ) natural stages of
menopause:

a)     Premenopause Stage:

This is the number of years during which the
female is fully fertile, and before any symptoms
of the second stage have started happening;
that means since menarche and before the age
of forty ( 40 ) years.

b)     Perimenopause Stage:

This is the transition years leading to the next
stage.
During this stage hormonal changes start taking
place, and you will experience some menopausal
symptoms.
Typically it is starting after the age of

forty ( 40 ) years, and lasting from six  ( 6 ) to
( 10 ) years, including the one ( 1 ) year after the
actual cessation of the female monthly cycles.

c)     Menopause Stage:

During this stage hormones continue falling.
This stage signifies the permanent cessation of the

female monthly cycles, and marks the end of
her reproductive period.
It usually lasts one year ( 1 ).

The average age of natural menopause is the age
of fifty one ( 51 ) years old.

d)     Postmenopause Stage:

This is the period starting one ( 1 ) year after the
physical cessation of the monthly cycles;
it lasts for several years and until the female
hormones drop completely, usually between
two ( 2 ) and ten ( 10 ) years.

 

Yellow Flower

 

Journey To Freedom

 

For all females, the menopause is a very personal
experience;   and although it is an absolutely
natural change, it brings with it a good number
of symptoms, which for some individuals can
be debilitating.

Here is a guide of all the usual symptoms of
menopause, for your consideration and peace
of mind.

Physical Symptoms

1)       Hot Flashes
2)       Night Sweats
3)       Irregular Monthly Cycles
( Heavy, Missing, Scattered, Short, Painful, Changed )

4)       Vaginal Dryness, Itching and Soreness
5)       Lack of Energy and  Overall Fatigue
6)       Muscle Stiffness, Tension, Tiredness, Weakness and Pain
7)       Back Pain 
8)       Joint Pain, Stiffness and Inflammation
9)       Breast Pain, Tenderness and Enlargement
10)     Headaches and Migraines
11)     Indigestion, Bloating, Cramps, Acid Reflux,
Constipation and IBS

12)     Insomnia and Other Sleep Disturbances
13)     Incontinence and UTIs
14)     Dry,  Spotty, Itching and Irritated Skin
15)     Brittle Nails
16)     Tingling in the Extremities
17)     Formication
18)     Thinner Skin and Loss of Fat all over the Body
19)     Shrinking and Drying of the Outer and Inner
Genitalia, and Painful Intercourse

20)     Heart Palpitations
21)     Dizziness and Nausea
22)     Thinning Hair on the Head and Legs
23)     Burning Mouth and Tongue
24)     Taste Changes
25)     Receding, Swollen, Bleeding Gums and Loose Teeth
26)    Various Mouth Allergies
27)     Fat Gain Around the Abdomen
28)     Change of Posture ( Neck, Shoulders, Back )
29)     
Facial Hair Growth

30)     Dry Eyes and Mouth 
31)     Dry Lungs, Breathlessness and Asthma
32)     High Cholesterol
33)     High Blood Pressure
34)     Changing Body Odour
35)     Fibrocystic Breast Disease
36)     Tinnitus
37)     Restless Leg Syndrome

Psychological Symptoms

1)       Loss of Focus and Concentration
2)       Brain Fog
3)       Poor Memory
4)       Loss of Libido
5)       Mood Swings
6)       Irritability
7)       Anxiety
8)       Panic Attacks
9)       Depression
10)     Feelings of Loss of Attractiveness
11)     Feelings of Loneliness
12)     Anger and Frustration
13)     Loss of Temper
14)     Impatience
15)     Absent Mindedness
16)     Loss Of Confidence

Long Term Effects

Osteoporosis
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lung Function
Prolapse  of the Abdominal Organs

 

Feather Lady

 

Midlife Rebirth

 

During Menopause your body is going through
a lot of significant hormonal changes.
So your whole lifestyle and diet have to change
in order to fit the new standards;
because now the body is unable to heal and
repair in the same way as it did before.

Many women do feel that they need to review
the way they take care of themselves, so that
they can keep things under control during
this difficult transition.

The following advice will help you cope better:

L i f e s t y l e

a)     Taking regular exercise will help relieve
stress, keep the body strong, reduce symptoms
and control the weight.
Choose from Cycling, Vigorous Walking, Yoga
and Swimming.

b)     Stop smoking, if you do, now;   because
if you do not, you will be at a much higher risk
of developing osteoporosis and coronary
heart disease.

c)     Avoid drinking completely;   because if
you do not, not only your symptoms will be
exacerbated but also you will be increasing
your risk for breast cancer.

d)     Use various relaxation techniques to calm
any
anxieties you suffer in your mind, and avoid
all stressors
in your life as much as possible.

e)     Develop good sleep habits by adopting
healthy evening routines, and ensuring that
your bedroom is pleasant, dark, quiet and cool;
and your bed is very comfortable.

f)     Love and laugh a lot, socialize and keep
your relationship strong, so that you can
feel happy in your life.

g)     Spend enough time in nature either this
is mountain or sea in order to feel connected
with the Universe.

D i e t

” Let food be thy medicine and medicine be
thy food ”             

Hippocrates

a)     Keep your body fully hydrated by drinking
plenty of liquids during the day, like herbal teas, pure
water and coconut water.
Doing so will detoxify your body, improve your
circulation and enhance your energy levels.
In addition, you will sleep better and reduce
your mood swings.

b)     Eat plenty of vegetables, and especially all
green leafy ones, which not only will alkalize your
body but also they are loaded with much needed
vitamins and minerals.

c)     Eat only organic and free range chicken,
turkey and eggs for full animal protein.

d)     Eat only wild caught fish, like salmon, cod,
sole and swordfish.

e)     Eat  only healthy fats and oils, like organic
virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil and organic
butter.
Also eat all nuts and seeds, their oils and butters.

f)     Avoid all processed foods, sugar, soy products
and refined carbohydrates because they create
all kinds of imbalances in the body as well as
dangerous inflammation.

 

Dark Red Flower

 

Powerful Evolution

 

Menopause is an all natural development of
life, and it does not require medical treatment.
Together with the above mentioned advice
you can apply some alternatives, like massage,
reflexology and aromatherapy.
You can also use a vaginal moisturizer to keep
you comfortable.

In addition, you can take the following supplements:
*     Vitamin C     1000mg
*     Vitamin E        400IU
*     Vitamin B complex     50mg
*     Omega 3 Fish Oil     1200mg – 2400mg
*     Calcium/Magnesium/Vitamin D/Boron/Vitamin K/Zinc
       all together preferably in one pill.

In the event that you are experiencing severe symptoms,
you should take HRT/ERT treatment for a few years,
preferably as a skin patch or gel.

Also note that you can use only a vaginal estrogen
cream/gel for as long as you wish.

Finally, it is totally natural to feel and notice that
your whole body is changing dramatically.

Try to ignore all changes because you have no choice
in this matter  —  they will happen anyway.

Take full responsibility of your health, and love
yourself and your ageing body.

Enjoy your life !!

 

 

 

Aubade!

 

Hi there!

 

……” It was a warm summer afternoon when I decided
to go for a quick swim.
I packed my bag, put on my loose gown, big hat and sun
glasses, and started walking down to the beach.

When I arrived I saw many different people around:
some were relaxing in the shade, others were sunbathing,
and a few men were playing racket ball.

The sun was shining on the crystal clear water, and I was
so very tempted to dip into the sea.
I removed my clothes and shoes, and started walking
towards the glittering water.

I could feel the heat of the sun on my skin, and the
scorching sand grinding my feet and entering between
my toes.
I ran to the water and lied on the surface enjoying its
coolness on my hot skin.

I don’t know how long I stayed inside, but it was an
awesome feeling.
Finally I came out and stood on the beach savouring
this fantastic view.
I could breathe and smell the salt and seaweeds in the air.

Although there was a fresh cool sea breeze, I had started
feeling my skin burning.
So I decided to put on my garment again because I didn’t
want my skin to burn ……”.

 

 

Pain In The Neck

 

Summer is here together with its very untroubled
way of life.
Most of us will go outdoors, on holiday, swimming
and the beach.
But there is a menace lurking out there    and it is
called Sun.

Most people believe that getting a sun tan makes them
look healthier, fitter and slimmer, and even sexier.
And certainly being out in the sun is most important
when you are on holiday.

But although the sun maintains all life on the planet,
it is also a nuclear fire ball that radiates ultraviolet
light on earth.
Its UV rays are one of the most dangerous forms
of 
radiation.

Exposing yourself to this hazardous UV radiation,
not only it will cause premature skin ageing like,
wrinkling, age spots, blemishes and uneven complexion;
but also it will weaken your immune system, it will
harm your eyes, and on top of all these, it will damage
your skin cells , which could become cancerous.

Also, if you stay in the sun for a long time, you will
feel sleepy and lose your energy as well as developing
headaches.

 

 

Tower Of Strength

 

By following a healthy diet full of antioxidants and other
protective nutrients, you will ensure that your skin
is best protected from the inside.

The following are the foods you should be eating and
the nutrients you should be taking to protect your skin
against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation:

1)     Eat dark chocolate for its antioxidant content.
2)     Eat broccoli for its protective chemicals.
3)     Eat tomatoes for their lycopene content.
4)     Eat salmon for its astaxanthin content.
5)     Eat cucumbers for their nutrient content.
6)     Eat spinach for its lutein content.
7)     Eat red grapes for their resveratrol content.
8)     Eat sweet potatoes for their B carotene content.

 

 

9)     Drink a cup of green tea every day for its
protective chemicals.

10)   Take the following supplements:
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Selenium

Omega 3 fatty acids for proper cell functioning.

By following the right diet you will protect your
skin from sun damage.

 

 

Rain Or Shine

 

Here are the most natural and safe ways to better
protect 
your skin from the damaging sun:

a)     Choose your times of exposure very thoughtfully.
Avoid the sun’s strongest rays between 11:00 am and
15:00 pm.

b)     Wear a hat that covers your face well and blocks
out the sunlight from your head.

c)     Wear sun glasses that will protect your sensitive
eyes from all UVA and UVB rays.

d)     As soon as you start feeling too hot and slightly
pink, sit immediately in the shade of an umbrella, or
a tree or an awning to protect yourself from burning.

e)     If you must wear a sunscreen, choose one that
is made from natural ingredients as much as possible;
or buy an organic one.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and you
need to take effective steps to protect it from any harm.

Exposing your skin to the sun for extended periods will
cause long term 
internal damage together with the
short term superficial 
one.

Be alert and clever    do not risk burning.